Hide and Seek

I often sit in a chair and watch my daughter play hide and seek, running from room to room, looking furiously for her brother. Nothing is left unsearched. Every closet is opened, the… Continue reading

Beatrice

Hook Rehab Center was certainly a busy place. Doctors, nurses and transportation orderlies bustled about, chatter filling the hallways. Amidst all the movement, perhaps fifty patients lay on their beds, most of them… Continue reading

See No Evil

David had lived with the witch for more than a year. He didn’t think much about it. Her powers seemed focused on mixing up spells and incantations that had more to do with… Continue reading

The Rug

The movers had just started to roll up the oriental rug when Bob picked up a rifle and approached the tall thin man kneeling on the floor, next to the swirling blue carpet.… Continue reading

The Appointment

The girl lay on the floor, blood covering her face and robe; and as the door closed behind her killer, the prostitute died alone. In the stillness of her apartment, unnoticed by any… Continue reading

Ruth

Ruth’s dirty white stucco house lay in a worn out neighborhood at 40th and Central. Once considered a rather well-to-do section of Indianapolis, poverty had spread to its edges, and only three blocks… Continue reading

Mario

Mario practically lived at Turtle Island, a small cafe in the heart of suburban Broad Ripple. The cafe was a perfect place for Mario to set down roots, as it was more like… Continue reading

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a world free from bacteria? To be able to get your skin clean, really clean? After all, pathogens cause the death of millions of people each and… Continue reading

The Bomber

The bomber walked through the basement hallway, checking rows of lockers, noting the unused ones, the ones without locks, looking for the one he would fill with explosives. The still summer air, long… Continue reading

The Provisor

“Love is as strong as death.” Song of Solomon 8:6 The man of God called just before dinner. “I need you to come quickly,” the soft voice urged, barely above a whisper. “Dr.… Continue reading